The Seamaster model – a mainstay of the Omega line-up – celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2018 and the Swiss brand celebrated with a clutch of new models including a cracking set of vintage-inspired limited editions. And while 2019 may be the year of the Speedmaster ‘Moonwatch’ edition, Omega continues to drop new Seamaster models. Meet the new Seamaster 300M in ceramic and titanium.
The 70th anniversary makeover of the Seamaster Diver 300M collection saw the integration of many of the brand’s modern materials and technologies. In 2019, evolution continues with a new model built from black ceramic and titanium. With its edgy good looks and modern new materials, this new diver brings some exciting new choice within the Seamaster range.
This new diver has a 43.5 mm case unlike the 42 mm seen on the new-look 300M watches from 2018. The case is now made of black ceramic and sports a mix of polished and brushed surfaces and the characteristic twisted lugs. The exhibition caseback is made from grade 5 titanium and fitted with a sapphire crystal and a titanium crown. The scalloped bezel is also formed with a grade 5 titanium base and includes a black ceramic ring with a diving scale in white enamel. White enamel on a black ceramic ring ensures legibility over the years unlike the acrylic bezels of yore. A helium release valve is placed at 10 o’ clock on the case.
The black dial is made from brushed black ceramic and the collection’s characteristic wave-motif is laser engraved on the dial. However, unlike the core collection, these waves are raised from the surface in a “positive relief” to add more depth to the dial. PVD titanium hands and indexes filled with white Super-LumiNova are used to indicate time.
The wave-motif extends to the titanium caseback as well. The sapphire viewing window offers a peek at the beating heart of the watch – the manufacture Master Chronometer Caliber 8806. The METAS-certified movement can famously resistant magnetic fields up to 15,000 Gauss. This 3.5 Hz movement has a power reserve of 55 hours and is also seen on in watches like the Railmaster that we reviewed last year.
This new Seamaster is paired with an integrated black rubber strap with a buckle in black ceramic. The watch is priced at CHF7,500 (Around $7,500).